Royal Ascot 2021
Although currently closed due to Covid restrictions, Ascot is planning to hold its World renowned Royal Ascot Meeting from 15th to 19th June 2021.
Current government guidelines mean that the number of spectators allowed at the meeting will be between 4,000 and 10,000, and Ascot has already stated that due to the limited numbers allowed they will not be opening the Village, Windsor and Heath Enclosures for the duration of the meeting.
Royal Ascot is perhaps the country’s most prestigious race meeting and usually features some of the finest racehorses in the World competing for literally millions of pounds prize money across 5 days of racing. It is also therefore one the meetings racing fans like to have a punt on. You can place a bet well in advance of the meeting so check the odds for Royal Ascot 2021.
Royal Ascot is not only about the racing of course – it is also an event for fine dining and even finer attire. If you are feeling flush, you can book a Private Box within the Grandstand which would give you the privacy and exclusivity to really enjoy the meeting in style. These private boxes can accommodate from 10 to over 100 people and each one has its own private bar, catering facilities and private balcony overlooking the race course.
Ascot also has fine dining restaurants and it has been confirmed that private boxes and some restaurants will be open for the 2021 meeting although a maximum of 6 people (from a maximum of two households) is being applied to this year’s meeting in line with current government Covid restrictions.
The other thing Royal Ascot is famous for is the amazing outfits spectators wear during the meeting, and there are strict dress codes to adhere to depending on which enclosure you are in.
The most prestigious of these is the Royal Enclosure and you need to be pretty well connected to even get in there. If you haven’t been before you need to be sponsored by someone who has been allowed into the Royal Enclosure for at least 4 years previously.
Tradition in the Royal Enclosure dictates what is the strictest dress code on the course. Men have to wear morning dress and top hat, and women must wear formal daywear and a hat with at least a 4 inch diameter base.
The dress code in the Queen Anne Enclosure is less formal but not by much. Men must wear a full-length suit with a collared shirt and tie and women must wear formal formal attire and a hat or fascinator at all times.
The Windsor Enclosure however, has no formal dress code and a more relaxed atmosphere.
For more information about the 2021 Royal Ascot meeting see the official website here.